Apple is revealing its next-generation iPhone Tuesday that is rumored to include 5G connectivity and boast squared-off edges – but new leaks provide more details of what many are calling the iPhone 12.
The smartphone is set to have a 30x zoom camera that is capable of focusing in on objects and people three times farther than previous models.
Previous leaks suggested there will be four models release during the ‘Hi, Speed’ event and the latest news to surface says pricing will range from $699 to $1,099, with pre-orders starting October 16.
The lineup includes an iPhone 12 Mini with a 5.4-inch display, which starts at $699, a 6.1-inch handset at $799, the Pro handset is set at $999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will cost $1,099.
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The next iPhone has been a big topic this year, as coronavirus lockdowns caused disruptions to Apple’s global supply chain that caused a number of delays for the tech giant.
Last month, Apple had confirmed that iOS users would not see the new device until October – but that time has finally come.
The press invite for the event says ‘Hi, Speed,’ which may point at the rumors that the iPhone will come with 5G capabilities.
The event is set for 1pm ET Tuesday and will be hosted on a live-stream from Apple’s headquarters in California.
Tech leaker PineLeaks shared the news about the updated camera on Twitter, saying the ‘digital and optical zoom will get a massive boost this year’, as reported on by The Sun.
The Twitter user suggests the new camera will rely entirely on software to zoom in on objects, all while still keeping the quality in the image.
In July, Apple was said to be it partnering with Samsung subsidiary and another Chinese firm to fit ‘periscope camera lenses’ to upcoming iPhones, according respected leaker Ming-Chi Kuo.
The original prediction was set to be added to smartphones in 2022, but users may see it two years earlier.
Along with wanting to know about the new technology in the next iPhone, users are also interested in pricing and release dates.
The Verge spotted this information on the Chinese social media site Weibo, which states a pricing range from $699 to $1,099.
The most expensive will be the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which should be available for pre-orders starting either November 13 or 14.
The iPhone 12 Mini is said to be available for pre-orders on November 6 or 7 and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will start at $799 and be available to preorder on October 16 or 17, with release on October 23 or 24.
Both models are said to come with storage options ranging from 64 gigabytes to 256GB.
The iPhone 12 Pro, which is set with a price tag of $999, will include a telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom and a lidar sensor for depth tracking.
This smartphone will be available for preo-order beginning on either October 16 or 17, with a release date of October 23 or 24.
And if you live near an Apple Store in the US and Canada, you may be one of the first their get the smartphone.
Bloomberg released a report over the weekend that says Apple has started shipping orders directly to its retail outlets, instead of to distribution centers.
The tech giant has been testing this method after Apple stores began re-opening following coronavirus shutdowns.